A fairy named Maria whom town folks called her Mariang Makiling.
She go to town with a basket of fruits and she sold in the marketplace The money she got for the fruit she later distributed among the poor.
A young farmer who had fallen in love with her beauty followed her secretly into the woods. She went so quickly through the forest grove that he lost her.
He waited for her on the next day, but she did not come to town that day nor did she come on any day thereafter. The young man then went into the woods to search for her but he never came back.
To this day the old folks believe Mariang Makiling still haunts the mountain.The mountain is covered with many fruit-bearing trees. You may eat all the fruit you wish but do not try bring any of it home. If you do, then you will lose your way.